20 days in California, Texas & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in California, Texas & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Austin
— 1 day
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, sample the fine beverages at Hotaling & Co., and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, San Francisco is cooler than Brisbane - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mt. Hoffmann ©
Mt. Hoffmann

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, thenget a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Yosemite National Park to Austin in 52 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

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You can fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Antonio in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in San Diego reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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